Ryan Giggs, 48, and his girlfriend Zara Charles, 33, enjoy a dog walk in sunny Cheshire - petsitterbank

Ryan Giggs, 48, and his girlfriend Zara Charles, 33, enjoy a dog walk in sunny Cheshire

Ryan Giggs cut a smart figure as he went for a stroll with his model girlfriend Zara Charles in Cheshire on Sunday.

The football coach, 48, and the beauty, 33, looked relaxed as they took his pet pooch Atlas for a walk during the UK’s Easter heatwave.

Their outing comes amid Ryan’s legal woes, as he is due to stand trial in August after being accused of controlling and coercing his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville.

Sunny spell: Ryan Giggs, cut a smart figure as he was joined by his model girlfriend Zara Charles, 33, in Cheshire on Sunday

The former Manchester United striker kept things casual in a navy sweater as he gave a coordinating pair of shorts before continuing his look with a pair of white trainers.

The owner of Salford City football club framed his face with a pair of black sunglasses.

Meanwhile, Zara flashed a glimpse of her toned midriff in a white cropped T-shirt and kept things comfy in a pair of gray sweatpants.

Supportive: The blonde bombshell swept her luscious locks back behind a pair of black shades as she joined her manager beau for a romantic Easter Sunday stroll

Supportive: The blonde bombshell swept her luscious locks back behind a pair of black shades as she joined her manager beau for a romantic Easter Sunday stroll

The blonde bombshell swept her luscious locks back behind a pair of black shades as she joined her manager beau for a romantic Easter Sunday stroll.

At the end of July, a court heard that Ryan allegedly kicked his former girlfriend Kate Greville, 36, in the back before throwing her out of a five-star hotel bedroom naked after she accused him of flirting with other women.

Ryan is also accused of head-butting Kate and controlling and coercive behavior against her, lasting more than three years.

Charges: At the end of July, a court heard that Ryan allegedly kicked his former girlfriend in the back before throwing her out of a five-star hotel bedroom naked

Charges: At the end of July, a court heard that Ryan allegedly kicked his former girlfriend in the back before throwing her out of a five-star hotel bedroom naked

He allegedly assaulted his former lover and caused his actual bodily harm at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester, on November 1 last year.

The Welsh football coach is also charged with common assault by beating against Ms Grenville’s sister Emma Greville during the same incident at his home.

Manchester Crown Court heard the alleged controlling or coercive behavior took place between August 2017 and November 2020 the details of which were set out by prosecutor Tim Evans.

Ryan, who denies all three charges, spoke only to confirm his name and enter not guilty pleas from the dock during the 33-minute hearing.

Lisa Roberts QC, defending, said: ‘These are serious allegations each of which is challenged.’ The court also heard that there’s an ongoing civil case involving ownership of the couple’s dog.

At an earlier hearing at Manchester Magistrates’ Court, prosecutor Andrea Griffiths said the assault charge against Kate was an alleged domestic assault involving a ‘deliberate headbutt’ aggravated by the fact Giggs was ‘in drink’.

Work: The former winger won 64 caps for Wales and had a glittering playing career with Manchester United, winning 13 Premier League titles, two Champions Leagues, four FA Cups and three League Cups

Work: The former winger won 64 caps for Wales and had a glittering playing career with Manchester United, winning 13 Premier League titles, two Champions Leagues, four FA Cups and three League Cups

He was charged with offenses in April 2021 and he issued a statement at the time, saying: ‘I have full respect for the due process of law and understand the seriousness of the allegations. I will plead not guilty in court and look forward to clearing my name.’

The Football Association of Wales (FAW) later announced it had noted the decision of The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to charge Giggs and caretaker boss Robert Page would manage the country at the European Championship finals.

The former Manchester United midfielder was bailed and appeared at a pre-trial hearing on October 8. His conditions of bail are that he must not contact Kate or Emma Greville or go to any address where they are.

Ryan’s hearing had been fixed for last January at Manchester Crown Court but no courtroom at the venue is available to take the case.

Earlier in the month, Judge Hilary Manley explained: ‘Unfortunately it has become necessary to vacate this trial from the list. The reason for this is because there is not a court available to accommodate this trial.

‘Due to the large backlog of court cases which has been exacerbated by the pandemic and the need for social distancing, this is a situation which is a daily reality for the criminal courts.’

Chris Daw QC, representing Giggs, said: ‘I have of course explained the situation to him and he is extremely disappointed at the development. He is grateful efforts have been made to fix the earliest possible new date.’

In charge: Ryan is the manager of the Wales national team and a co-owner of Salford City

In charge: Ryan is the manager of the Wales national team and a co-owner of Salford City

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